What is a Mixtape?
Affection for the mixtape (mixed tape or mix tape) just seems to grow and grow. A homemade compilation of favorite songs by different artists, it is now legendary. They were a real mainstay of Generation X adolescence and youth, and I made dozens of them as a teenager. I especially liked recording songs off the radio and onto cassettes — except when the DJ talked over the intro. Ugh.
My dad loved mixtapes, too. He recorded hundreds of his favorite songs from records onto cassettes. He spent hours labeling them and categorizing them.
Get a load of some of these items that pay homage to the mixtape — everything from T-shirt designs to a coffee table and lamp. Long live the mixtape!
T-shirt design by Lisa Lisberg Refstrup via Flickr
Mixtape Art Print by Nazario Graziano
Pop Art Print via Handz Restyle Shop on Etsy
Even a mixtape brooch | via Corky Saint Clair
Original Source Unavailable | ffffound
My Awesome Mixtape is even the name of a quirky English band.
The mixtape is also a coffee table | Jeff Skierka Designs
The mixtape is upcycled and repurposed as a lamp | Break the Record via Etsy